India is at the number 2nd spot when it comes to the most number of cases due to COVID-19 trailing behind USA and with the way cases are coming across every day is a huge alarming sign for the country who treat this great game of cricket as religion and cricketers in India are treated like demi-god status.
As several overseas players including the likes of Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson who are latest to leave IPL bubble and fly back to their own country due to risk of COVID-19 cases in India.
However inside the IPL bubble there has been some cases among players but they have also recovered on time and reacting to all reports stating that IPL 2021 might be canceled due to which current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said that IPL 2021 will go as per schedule and any player who have any overseas players who have any concerns regarding the IPL bio bubble can talk to us and we are there to help them.
While India and Delhi Capitals’ off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin cited the reason to be with his family during the crisis.
The BCCI president was clear in his communication: “So far, it’s going on as scheduled,” Ganguly told Sportstar on Monday.
“As of now, there is no communication in calling off the tournament, so we are planning everything to keep players motivated and safe. If any player wants to pull out due to family/personal reasons, we will do everything possible to help him,” another BCCI official said earlier.
However, sources in England and Wales cricket board and Cricket Australia stated they are ready to help players when they plan to fly back home.
A statement issued by Cricket Australia on Monday read: “Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers’ Association remain in regular contact with Australian players, coaches, and commentators taking part in the Indian Premier League, which is being conducted under strict bio-security protocols,” they said. “We will continue to listen to feedback from those on the ground in India and the advice of the Australian Government. Our thoughts are with the people of India at this difficult time.”